Walking in Northumberland National Park

From the Scottish Borders in the north to below Hadrian’s Wall in the south, the Northumberland National Park offers some of the best walking routes to be had in the country.

Add to this the fact Northumberland is the UK’s least populated National Park, here you can enjoy tranquility in a land of big skies and breathtaking views at every turn. Follow in the footsteps of the Border Reivers and drovers to explore fortified towers and castles. March Roman-style around tracks taking in settlements dating back 2,000 years or simply stroll around riverside paths. 

From relaxed family ambles to challenging long distance hill and moorland trails, Northumberland National Park boasts more than 600 miles of marked footpaths and bridleways.

Take inspiration from Northumberland National Park rangers who share their favourite walks to help you put your best foot forward. We have included links to a few of the many short walks available.

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